Cabinet of prime minister Akhund
Women can not be a part of the Cabinet, the Taliban said in early September.
Russia said that it will not take part "in the inauguration event for the new government of Afghanistan if it is held on the 9/11 anniversary", media said on September 10, 2021; After Russia said that, the event was moved to another day.
There are worries about the Freedom of the press: "at least 14 journalists" were arrested "and then released" (or set free) over a two-day period; Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that, and media told about that on September 10, 2021.
[The government, or] Taliban said in 2021 that "they will ask members of the police force to come back to work to maintain Kabul security along with Taliban forces", said CNN-News18. The members of the police force had stopped coming to work, after Taliban took control of Kabul in August.
Relationships with other countriesEdit
Ministers (or members of the Cabinet)Edit
Ministers of the Islamic Emirate are:
|Prime minister||Akhund, Mohammad Hassan||Time in power: since September 2021; acting or interim. When he came to power, the Taliban were already in military control of most of the country; Hibatullah Akhundzada became head of Taliban in 2016; Taliban said in October 2021 that he died in 2020.|
|Interior minister||Haqqani, Sirajuddin||In September 2021, he became head of Ministry of Interior Affairs|
|Foreign minister||Muttaqi, Amir Khan||From September 2021; acting or interim.|
|Finance minister||Hidayatullah Badri||Since September 2021|
|Economy minister||Din Mohammad Hanif||Since September 2021|
|Defense minister||Mohammad Yaqoob||Since September 2021|
|Justice minister||Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai||Since September 2021|
|Public health minister||Qalandar Ibad||Since 2021|
|[ Trade or] commerce minister||Nooruddin Azizi||Since 2021. His ethnicity is Tajik.|
|Information minister||Khairullah Khairkhwa||Since September 2021|
|Education minister||Noorullah Munir||Acting or interim, since August 2021|
|Higher education minister||Abdul Baqi Haqqani||Acting or interim, since August 2021|
|Hajj [or pilgrimage] minister||Noor Mohammad Saqib||Since September 2021|
|Border and tribal affairs minister||Norullah Noori||Since September 2021|
|Rural rehabilitation and development minister||Mohammad Younus Akhundzada||Since September 2021|
|Public works minister||Abdul Manan Omari||Since September 2021|
|Mines and petroleum Minister||Shahabuddin Delawar||Since November 2021|
|Water and energy minister||Abdul Latif Mansoor||Since September 2021|
|Aviation and transport minister||Hamidullah Akhundzada||Since September 2021|
|Telecommunication minister||Najibullah Haqqani||Since September 2021|
|Refugees minister||Khalil Haqqani||Since September 2021|
|Religious observances minister (or minister for the propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice)||Sheikh Mohammad Khalid||Since September 2021|
Deputy ministers and directors areEdit
|Deputy prime minister||Baradar, Abdul Ghani||From September 7, 2021; acting or interim. He "has [...] gone missing", said journalist Emma Graham-Harrison on September 14.|
|[Second] deputy prime minister||Hanafi, Abdul Salam||From September 7, 2021; acting or interim.|
|Chief of intelligence||Wasiq, Abdul Haq||From 2021; acting or interim.|
|Deputy minister of defense||"Zakir", Abdul Qayyum||From September 2021; acting or interim|
|Deputy minister of information and culture||Mujahid, Zabiullah||From September 2021; acting or interim||
Women can not be a part of the Cabinet, the Taliban said in early September.
Ministers of the Islamic Emirate who have quit or who changed job in the Cabinet of Afghanistan, are:
|Finance minister||Gul Agha Ishakzai||From August [to September] 2021|
|Defense minister||Abdul Qayyum "Zakir"||From August [to September] 2021; acting or interim|
|Education minister||Hemat Akhundzada||From August [to September] 2021|
|Interior minister||Ibrahim Sadr||From August [to September] 2021|
|Public health minister||Wahid Majrooh||Time in power ended September 2021; Earlier in September 2021, he was the only minister from the government of prime minister Ghani, that still showed up at work in Kabul. He became acting (or interim) minister in January 2021.|
- Hakimi, Amina (2021-09-04). "Protest in Kabul to Preserve Rights Turns Violent". TOLOnews. Archived from the original on 2021-09-04. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
- https://www.news18.com/news/india/taliban-cancel-911-govt-inaugural-ceremony-after-pressure-from-doha-4189874.html. CNN-News18. Retrieved 10 September 2021. "[...] Russia told the Doha peace negotiation team that it will not participate in the inauguration event if it is held on the 9/11 anniversary"
- "Afghanistan: Journalists tell of beatings by Taliban". BBC News. 2021-09-09. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
- https://www.news18.com/news/world/taliban-name-deputy-ministers-double-down-on-all-male-team-4228019.html. Retrieved 21 September 2021
- https://www.news18.com/news/world/afghanistan-live-updates-al-qaeda-regrouping-in-taliban-controlled-afghanistan-indian-origin-bizman-abducted-in-vehicle-used-by-insurgents-4208153.html. Retrieved 16 September 2021. "In a recent move, the Taliban said they will call back the former government police to maintain Kabul security along with Taliban forces."
- "Afghanistan: Dozens killed as blast hits Kunduz mosque". Al Jazeera. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
- "More than 100 killed and wounded in mosque blast in northeastern Afghanistan - UN". Reuters. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
- "At least 100 killed in Afghanistan's Kunduz mosque blast: Taliban official". Kabul, Afghanistan. WION. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
- https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/qatari-foreign-minister-visits-kabul-al-jazeera-says-2021-09-12/. Retrieved 16 September 2021
- https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2183947/taliban-bars-girls-from-high-school. Retrieved 14 September 2021
- Scott R. Anderson. https://www.lawfareblog.com/history-and-recognition-taliban. Lawfareblog.com. Retrieved 31 August 2021
- https://www.news18.com/news/world/chinese-delegation-conducts-recce-at-afghanistans-bagram-airbase-india-concerned-4224605.html. Retrieved 20 September 2021
- https://www.news18.com/news/world/exclusive-taliban-confirm-chief-hibatullah-akhundzada-died-in-suicide-attack-by-pak-forces-last-year-4326965.html. Retrieved 16 October 2021
- "Taliban Announces Head of State, Acting Ministers". TOLOnews. 2021-09-07. Archived from the original on 2021-09-07. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
- "The Taliban Announce Remaining Cabinet Members". 21 September 2021.
- https://www.news18.com/news/world/talibans-afghan-govt-still-non-inclusive-despite-recent-expansion-no-woman-yet-4242071.html. Retrieved 24 September 2021
- "Taliban: Male and Female Students to Study in Separate Classrooms". TOLOnews. 2021-08-29. Archived from the original on 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/14/questions-in-kabul-as-two-top-taliban-leaders-missing-from-public-view. Retrieved 14 September 2021
- Beaumont, Peter (2021-08-24). "Top US spy reportedly meets Taliban leader in Kabul amid evacuation chaos". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2021-08-24. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
- https://direkte.vg.no/nyhetsdognet/news/taliban-har-utnevnt-ministre.RSRzbA3RF?utm_source=vgfront&utm_content=direktewidget&utm_medium=direktewidget_nyhetsdognet. Retrieved 24 August 2021
- "Taliban appoints former Guantanamo detainee as acting defense minister, Al Jazeera says". Thomson Reuters. 2021-08-24. Archived from the original on 2021-08-28. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
- "Taliban appoints head of central bank, minister of education". 24 August 2021.
- "The Taliban announce Afghanistan's new government". The Economist. 2021-09-07. Archived from the original on 2021-09-07. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
- https://www.dagsavisen.no/nyheter/verden/2021/09/12/helseminister-i-afghanistan-ber-norge-opprettholde-bistanden/. Dagsavisen. Retrieved 12 September 2021. "Han er den eneste statsråden fra Ashraf Ghanis avsatte regjering som fortsatt møter på jobb i Kabul" [He is the only minister from the Ashraf Ghani Cabinet, that still shows up at work in Kabul]
- https://moph.gov.af/index.php/en/ministers-biography. Retrieved 12 September 2021. "On 28 January 2021, [... President Ghani], in addition to Dr. Majrooh’s current responsibilities, as Deputy Minister for Health Care Services Provision, designated him as the Acting Minister of Public Health."
- More Cracks in Taliban as Int'l Face Stanikzai Upset with Afghan Regime, Pak Meddling (October 18, 2021) CNN-News18